As we age, skin loses its elasticity due to decreased production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body that gives tissues strength and structure. Elastin is responsible for skin’s resilience. It forms a rubber-like matrix which allows skin to resume its shape after stretching or contracting. Changes below the skin further contribute to its laxity. Loss of fatty tissue, bone, and sagging of the muscles decrease the underlying support. Without solid supporting structures skin succumbs to gravity. Sun exposure, drastic weight loss, repetitive facial expressions, sleep position, certain diets and hormonal imbalances also play a role in the degree of loose skin.
At Cataleya Aesthetics we have several non-invasive treatments to help our patients optimize the tone of their skin. Morpheus8 is a RF Microneedling device that remodels the adipose (fat) tissue under the skin and contours the face. Forma treatment works by boosting collagen and elastin production and brings back the suppleness. Injectable fillers are sometimes necessary to rebuild the lost support under the skin.